assembly Bill A120

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to testimony related to voter's signature on a petition

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 25, 2019 signed chap.533
Nov 19, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1538
substituted for s3133
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.312
rules report cal.312
reported
Jun 05, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jan 09, 2019 referred to election law

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A120 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3133
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-134, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9921

A120 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to testimony related to voter's signature on a petition.

A120 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   120

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD, ORTIZ, SANTABARBARA, D'URSO, ZEBROWSKI,
  NIOU,  VANEL,  JEAN-PIERRE,  GALEF, SEAWRIGHT, BLAKE, GUNTHER, RIVERA,
  LAWRENCE, CAHILL, DAVILA, CARROLL -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
  COOK,  LUPARDO,  THIELE  -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  testimony  related  to
  voter's signature on a petition

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 6-134  of  the  election  law,  as
added by chapter 709 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  The  use  of  titles, initials or customary abbreviations of given
names by the signers of, or witnesses to, designating petitions  or  the
use   of  customary  abbreviations  of  addresses  of  such  signers  or
witnesses, shall not invalidate such  signatures  or  witness  statement
provided  that  the  identity  of  the signer or witness as a registered
voter can be established by reference to the signature on  the  petition
and  that  of  a  person  whose  name  appears  in the registration poll
ledgers, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, NOTHING IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  PREVENT  A
COURT  FROM RECEIVING SWORN TESTIMONY OR OTHER ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE AS TO
THE AUTHENTICITY OF A SIGNATURE WHEN SUCH SIGNATURE WOULD  OTHERWISE  BE
INVALIDATED  FOR  NOT  MATCHING  THE SIGNATURE ON FILE WITH THE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on  the  fifteenth  of  December  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00937-01-9